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Document ID (ISN)57648
CIS number 92-687
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seidman S.A., Zager J.
Title A study of coping behaviours and teacher burnout
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1991, Vol.5, No.3, p.205-216. 80 ref.
Abstract This study investigated whether or not factors of teacher burnout were associated with adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviour. It was found, in a sample of 365 US (north Texas) school teachers, that many physical and psychological problems (e.g., stomach aches and depression) were related to teacher burnout factors. The data also showed that certain maladaptive coping mechanisms (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption) were associated with higher teacher burnout, while adaptive coping strategies (e.g., hobbies) were related to lower burnout levels among school teachers. An association was also revealed between certain demographic factors (e.g., sex) and coping behaviour.
Descriptors (primary) educational institutions; mental stress; teaching; psychological effects; neuropsychic effects
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; sleep disturbances; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions
Alcohol and drug abuse
Diseases of the nervous system